Page 12 November 22 , 2012 TORRANCE TRIBUNE Make Your Home Fall-Ready (Inside and Out) In One Weekend (BPT) - With cooler temperatures on the Winterize any pipes that are exposed to outdoor way, there’s no better time to finish checking temperatures, and consider installing door and items off the home improvement to-do list. window draft guards to keep your home warm Several projects are “must-do’s” and should be and efficient. completed before the harsher weather arrives. Protect it: Newly installed decks and Most are simple enough to accomplish in just permanent, wooden furniture require protective a couple days. stains or varnishes. Be sure to apply the Complete these projects this weekend and proper protection to the surfaces prior to the spend the rest of fall enjoying your home arrival of weather that could damage any and family. untreated wood. Paint it: Fall is the perfect season for painting, Spruce it up: Give all shrubs and the lawn as you’re able to open your windows just one last trim before winter to keep your home’s enough to keep the air clean as you apply a curb appeal looking great well beyond the first By taking the proper precautions and completing these weekend projects, you’ll save time and money. fresh coat of color to interior walls. Painting frost of the season. Remove seasonal plants is a quick - and doable -weekend project that that won’t last the winter to also ensure the provides instant results. Consider updating a outside of your home looks well maintained guest bath or adding an accent wall to your throughout the coming seasons. If it looks too favorite room. Faux treatments are also coming bare for your liking, consider a few potted back in style. mums on the porch or stoop for added fall Inspect it: Regardless of the type of heat color. Keeping the plants in pots will save the source used in your home, be sure to schedule effort of digging into the frozen ground when an annual inspection before the temperatures their life span is through. Repainting exterior drop. This will save the expense of having it doors during this time is a fun way to make checked during the busy season and reduce the a statement and deliver an entirely new look risk of spending a few days in a cold home to the outside of your home. Add a wreath or with a broken furnace. If your home has a swag to your newly painted door to showcase fireplace and chimney, hire a professional your personal style. chimney sweep to remove any debris that could By taking the proper precautions and catch fire and wreak havoc on your home. completing these weekend projects, you’ll Winterize it: Cover grills and air conditioner save time and money, all while keeping your units and store outdoor furniture in a shed to home well-maintained, looking great and ready prevent rust and damage from the elements. for the winter. • WS OF WESLEY R. SKLARK Save ThousandsTHE LAW OFFICES Total Commission Less Than 3%. 20+ Years Experience. Full Representation. South Bay Native – Proudly serving SOUTH BAY HOMES the legal needs of the public since 1994 310-370-6111 firstname.lastname@example.org GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM DRE#00820175 •Immigration Law - Spanish Language Spoken •Personal Injury Law - No Recovery, No Fee •Criminal Defense - DUIs, Domestic Violence, upport our AdvertiSing reAltorSSfor Accident Cases Drug Offenses, etc. •Family Law - Custody, Visitation, Support, Divorce, Annulment, etc. •Business Law - Business Disputes, Landlord/ Tenant Disputes Clients Met By Appointment in Los Angeles and Torrance locations — initial consultation with Attorney is $50. 1605 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 9042, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Telephone: (213) 386-3377 Telefax: (213) 386-3344 www.AffordableAttorneyLosAngeles.com They are ready and qualified to help you with all your Real Estate needs. Forecast Realty Inc. Family Team Stephanie Hart — Short Sale Specialist 100% Close Rate in the last 4 years Kevin Hart — Bank Owned Properties 40-60 closed/year Alannah Hart — Office Manager/Agent Brad Hart — Online Advertising Specialist/Agent Jeremy Hart — Network Marketing Specialist Roger Hart — Broker with 35 Years Experience 2420 W. Carson St. #120 Torrance, CA 90501 Roger Hart (left) with sons: Kevin; Jeremy and his wife Stephanie; and Bradley with his wife Alannah. The www.ForecastRealty.com Hart family has used its successful business to promote and preserve pride in the Torrance community 310/781-2000 through responsible real estate transactions and home ownership.
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